39 Jonathan Edwards Quotes

Edwards was both a Christian author and pastor. He is most widely known for his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. He is also known for his books that are still widely read today, more than 250 years later. His most popular books are The End for Which God Created the World, The Life of David Brainerd, and Religious Affections.

  • "There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Hypocrisy, Righteousness, Deception


  • "Resolved, never to do anything which I would be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Holiness


  • "In efficacious grace we are not merely passive, nor yet does God do some and we do the rest. But God does all, and we do all. God produces all, we act all. For that is what produces, viz. our own acts. God is the only proper author and fountain; we only are the proper actors. We are in different respects, wholly passive and wholly active."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Grace


  • "I make it my rule, to lay hold of light and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held forth by a child or an enemy."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Praise, Enemies, Light


  • "A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community, to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Service, Community


  • "Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Obedience


  • "Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Suffering


  • "We cannot believe that the church of God is already possessed of all that light which God intends to give it; nor that all Satan's lurking places have already been found out."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Church, Light


  • "Such is man's nature, that he is very inactive and lazy unless he is influenced by some affection, either love or hatred, desire, hope, fear, or some other. These affections we see to be the springs that set men agoing, in all the affairs of life, and engage them in all their pursuits: these are the things that put men forward, and carry them along."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Laziness


  • "True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Humility, Power, Liberty


  • "To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Heaven


  • "A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Worship


  • "Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Contentment, Nature, Doubt


  • "As grace is first from God, so it is continually from him, as much as light is all day long from the sun, as well as at first dawn or at sun-rising."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Grace


  • "The weakness of human nature has always appeared in times of great revivals of religion, by a disposition to run into extremes, especially in these three things: enthusiasm, superstition, and intemperate zeal."

    - Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Apathy, Revival, Weakness



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